Sunday 5 May 2019

Run for Preemies, a charity run from Zalaegerszeg to Keszthely in western Hungary (Photo: Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Futás a koraszülöttekért (Run for Preemies)

This charity running event features a very scenic 66km point-to-point course through the hills of Zala County in Hungary.

The race is open to individual runners and to relay teams of up to ten runners.

The very hilly multi-terrain course begins at the ZalaZone test track, a proving ground for testing vehicles, located on the northern edge of the town of Zalaegerszeg.

It ends on the main square of Keszthely, an old town situated at the western end of Lake Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake.

The route takes the runners on mixed terrain (asphalt roads, gravel roads, cycleways and trails) through woods, farmland and villages, visiting many delightful spots as well as two of Hungary's best sights — the thermal lake of Hévíz, one of Europe's greatest spas, and the magnificent Festetics Palace in Keszthely.

There will be nine relay points and ten well-stocked feed stations spread along the course. The time limit to finish the race is eight and a half hours (7:43 min/km).

The fastest finishers and the best relay teams will receive awards, but the Run for Preemies is mainly a fun run through lovely scenery, staged for a good cause.

It's a Charity Run For Premature Babies and Infants in Need of Intensive Care. The event is supported by several prominent figures of distance running.


Futás a koraszülöttekért - Run for Preemies, Hungary - three ultramarathon runners at the Festetics Palace in Keszthely (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


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  • 5 May 2019 (Sunday)

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